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Bernina Express Day Trip To Tirano

Enjoy a panoramic ride through the Bernina Alps and get a taste of Italy in Tirano

Tour Overview

From $340 | Guided Private Day Tour | All Year Round

Join us for a Bernina Express Day Trip to Tirano and spend a fantastic day between Switzerland and Italy. Ride on board the famous panoramic Bernina Express and marvel at the breathtaking views of Bernina Alps with their glaciers, rugged peaks and dense woodlands. 

Travel across the Bernina Alps with one of the world’s most famous panoramic trains. On your Bernina Express Day Trip to Tirano, you will get to experience two sides of the Bernina Alps and ride, as they say, “from glaciers to the palms”. Cross the imposing mountain range through the breathtaking Pontresina and Poschiavo valleys. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Tirano and taste the authentic flavors of the northern Italian region in one of the cozy trattorias.


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Bernina Express Day Trip to Tirano

This Bernina Express Day Trip to Tirano is a wonderful option to spend a day on two sides of Bernina Alps: the Swiss and the Italian. Take the panoramic Bernina line and cross the Alps to enjoy a mediterranean atmosphere of the ancient town of Tirano as a professional guide assists you to make the best of the day.

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Your guide will meet you at the hotel at 8:15, in time to walk or take a bus to the train station. Your train is leaving at 8:48 AM.

Your Bernina Express day trip to Tirano starts with a panoramic ride along the higest railway line in the Alps, with the higest point located at a staggering 2,253 m (7,392 ft) above sea level.

Marvel at the spectacular views of the Bernina Range with their rocky, rugged peaks, thick spruce woods and imposing glaciers. Your guide will share interesting fact and stories about particular landmarks such as Morteratsch Glacier, Piz Palü, Ospizio Bernina station, Brusio helical viaduct and others.

After two hours of train ride and a magnificent descent across the Poschiavo Valley you will arrive in Tirano. Enjoy a guided walk of this ancient Lombardian town and learn more about the tradtional ways of living in the shadow of the mighty Bernina Alps.

Your guide will be happy to give you recommendations for the best lunch places in town. As you sit down in one of the trattorias, make sure to try local specialties such as osobucco (veal shanks), tortellini di zucca (pumpkin tortellini), and risotto.

After lunch you will have a couple of hours to explore the town, enjoy a cup of coffee or visit one of the local museums, parks and churches. Make sure to visit Palazzo Merizzi and Santuario della Madonna di Tirano. 

Depending on your preferences, the guide can suggest various times of departure. We suggest leaving with a train at 4:06 PM.

After a two-hour ride back you should be in St. Mortiz around 6 PM. 

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Details and pricing

The price of this trip is calculated based on the number of participants and starts at $340 (adult).

  • All transportation mentioned in the itinerary (second class)
  • Train reservation
  • Assistance of an English-speaking local guide
  • Taxes & fees
  • Lunch
  • Items of personal use

See our Cancellation Policy for more details.

Visa, Maestro, and Mastercard are commonly accepted in Switzerland. American Express is not so popular and many businesses don’t accept it. The country is becoming more and more cashless with contactless and mobile payments (Google and Apple Pay). Still, it’s useful to have some cash on you while travelling. All banks provide currency exchange services at a favorable rate.

  • Refillable bottle of water
  • Comfortable shoes
  1. Click on any of the “Book now” buttons on the page.
  2. You will be redirected to our dedicated booking platform.
  3. Choose a desired date for your trip and add number of participants. Select departure time, if applicable.
  4. Fill out the form with all travellers’ details and click “Confirm booking”.
  5. Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email with payment instructions from our partner Flywire.
  6. Follow the instructions in the email.
  7. Once the payment is processed, your booking is confirmed.

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